The New Jersey State League of Municipalities inducted Shaun C. Van Doren into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Twenty-Fifth Annual Mayor’s Legislative Day February 8, 2017 at the State House Annex in Trenton.
The honor is reserved for local municipal governing body members who, as of December 2016, served for more than 20 years in elected municipal office. Shaun C. Van Doren started his 21st year on the Tewksbury Township Committee on January 1, 2017.
The president of the State League of Municipalities, Mayor Albert Kelly, of Bridgeton City, said” The Elected Officials Hall of Fame recognizes these officials who have selflessly guided their communities through the good times and the difficult times often with little recognition of their public service. This small token of appreciation focuses a light on their sacrifices over lengthy tenures, demonstrating how much they care and serving as excellent examples of civic pride for all citizens to emulate.”
Van Doren said, “I’m very humbled and honored to have been inducted into the NJ Elected Officials Hall of Fame. All I’ve ever wanted to do was serve the residents of Tewksbury by helping make it a wonderful community in which to live and work. I hope that I have helped make residents’ lives better over the past 20 years. My commitment has always been to them.” Van Doren is the first elected official from Tewksbury to be inducted into the NJ Elected Officials Hall of Fame. There are 585 inductees in the Elected Officials Hall of Fame.
Van Doren is an 8th generation resident of Tewksbury, living in the same home as his ancestors since the early 1800s.